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control of congress. thanks for being with us. we begin request the fight against i.s.i.l. kurdish fighters from irish are on the ground. 155 crossed turkey's border in syria, bringing in heavy weapons. syrian kurds hope to retake several areas under i.s.i.l. control. in one town opposition fighters has the upper hand. jamal reports. >> we are a few kilometres away from kobane, where the sound of fighting and shelling persisted throughout saturday. behind me is an entrance to the town from turkey. it is where the iraqi peshawar forces crossed over friday into saturday, bringing reinforcements for the syrian
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kurdish fighters who have been combatting i.s.i.l. the peshawar forces essentially stationed themselves in the western part of the city. they brought with them semitrucks carrying heavy weaponry - guns, rocket launches, bazookas and the like. these where from the syrian kurdish fighters from the y.p.g. and allies - it is what they have been calling for to say they needed to swing the battle away from the advances of i.s.i.l. both sides continue to hold the positions they held prior to the peshawar forces entering. one side, i.s.i.l.'s side, controlled the eastern and southern areas of kobane. and those that defend it against the i.s.i.l. advance, hold the southern and western side of the town.
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>> al jazeera arabic correspondent crossed into kobane and his report has been translated into english. >> translation: we are now standing in the we were neighbourhoods, commonly known as kobane. the neighbourhoods represent the springboard from which kurdish forces fend off i.s.i.l. attacks, now in desperate attempts to control the areas, and have a firm grip on areas to the east. to the right are the northern neighbourhoods of kobane, where the high ridges can be seen. on the ridges the turkish army and forces are positioned, monitoring the fighting taking place in the city. the armed opposition groups who joined the kurdish forces are deployed through the front lines fighting i.s.i.l., waiting for orders, waiting for the arrival of peshawar forces, with superior gear and equipment.
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it will shift the balance of power. sources say that forces are plans a new assault against i.s.i.l. positions in kobane. >> demonstrators came out in support of the fight for kobane. thousands marched, many carrying flags and banners, expressing support. in france, members of the kurdish community came out to protest the visit to france, feeling that turkey could be doing more. in turkey, tens of thousands of kurds took to the streets to welcome the peshawar fighters joining the battle in kobane. >> two bombings near iraq's capital city killed 17 people. a suicide bomber drove a truck loaded with explosives into a police checkpoint. another blew i'm his care in eastern baghdad. >> the u.n. says the numbers of casualties in iraq was up slightly with 1300 killed.
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856 were civilians. 417 were security forces. in september a total of 1119 iraqis were killed. thousands of israelis gathered in tel aviv to mark the anniversary of former prime minister erbean. he was gunned down at a peace rally in 1995. he hay long with peres won the nobel peace prize. he took a dig at binyamin netanyahu's government, saying that those who renounced making peace are not patriots in jerusalem tensions are running high over the al- absque mosque with demonstrations and a mort tar round fired -- mortar round fired in the area. palestinians and israeli security forces faced off at several locations in the west bank, tensions started when security forces killed a
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palestinian man suspected of shooting a jewish activist. israel closed access to the al- absque mosque for the first time in a decade. emotions are running high. later we'll take a look at the situation - coming up in 10 minutes there are no answers yet as to why a manned commercial space plane fell apart during a test flight in california. virgin galactic spaceshiptwo broke apart above the mojave desert. the engine ignited after release. one test pilot was killed, the other ejected. he's seriously injured and heading into surgery. the ntsb investigation is underway. courtney keeley has more. >> richard branson visited the mojave desert space sport.
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where spaceshiptwo was under development. he praised the courage of the test pilots. >> reporter: richard branson, billionaire and investor struck a conciliatory tone. >> we understand the risks involved. we are not going to push on blindly. to do so would be an insult to those affected by the tragedy. >> spaceshiptwo crashed after an inflight anomaly during a test flight on friday. >> we are determined to honour the bravery of the pilots and the teams by learning from the tragedy. only then can we move forward, united behind a collective desire to push the boundaries of human endeavour. the co-pilot was killed, and the pilot seriously injured, despite ejecting by parachute in a crash that left debris over the mojave desert north-east of los angeles. the co-pilot co-piloted the aircraft when it broke the sound
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barrier. he worked for scale composites, and logged seven flights in the last four years. the spaceshiptwo took off on a test flight called a halloween treat. after the rocket engine fired, the white night two aircraft, after it was released, it was clear something went wrong. photos from the ground showed the engine ignited. >> it was the first test flight using plastic-based fuel. it was the first rocket powered test flight in january when it reached its highest altitude of 71,000 feet. >> virgin galactic completed more than 54 test flights, of it flying independently. the programme suffered a number of setbacks. >> this is the biggest test programme carried out in commercial aviation history. profile to ensure that this never happens to the public.
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>> branson was due to be on the launch on march 2015. it's expected the crash may slow down the space tourism programme. >> once we find out what went wrong, if we can overcome it, we'll make certain the dream comes on. >> branson said he'll refund the $250,000 tickets for travellers, some 700 ticket holders came forward to say they are planning to fly even after friday's crash. >> virgin galactic issued a statement about the condition of its injured pilot saying peter see bold was alert and talking with his family and doctors. questions remain. thank you. i talked to al jazeera's space contributor derek pitts who says this situation is a teachable moment. >> this really is a learning opportunity, it's a teachable moment, because of the fact that these things happen during the testing phase. that's the reason why the
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testing is done. the testing is extensive, so they can beat the bugs out of the system so nothing like this can happen. they figure out what happened, and figure out how to prevent it happening again, and they move on. they cannot move on until they figure out what happened. that is the most important thing they can do to keep their momentum going forward. >> how long before the kinks in the industry are ironed out. >> hard to say. it would be great if it is ironed out. but you have to go through the testing work. methodically, carefully, and with great analytical care to make sure all the is are dotted and ts crossed and we work out the bugs federal investigators recovered the cockpit voice recorder were a plane that crashed at the wichita airport, and three of the four bodies of
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people killed. a king air twin engine plane slammed into a flight safety building. the pilot, three people and a flight simulator died inside the building. >> a u.s. veteran of the afghan war is home after being arrested in mexico. marine sergeant andrew more itsy spend 8 months in gaol, and is back home after a judge in mexico ordered his release. he said he crossed the border by accident and did not mean to bring in evidence. >> doctor craig spencer who contracted ebola is in a new york hospital and is stable. he's being treated with an experimental drug. his fiensee is under quarantine bout has showed no symptoms of
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illness. >> nina pham has been reunited with her dog. her king charles dog spent 21 days in quarantine. she was released after being infected by thomas eric duncan. >> thank you for taking care of my dog over the last 2 # days. -- 21 days, caring for him as if he was your own. >> a spokeswoman said caring for bentley cost tens of thousands, saying that donations and grants should cover most of the bill. >> the numbers sickened by the ebola should rise. there are 13,500 cases. the number of of dead is 4,951. almost all confined to three west african nations. the bordering neighbours are taking no chances. we have a report from ghana. >> reporter: these health workers are preparing for a
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scenario they hope they will not have to face. they are learning to treat a patient with ebola. it's the first time training has taken place, and happening at an ebola treatment center outside of ghana's capital. the personal protective equipment is hot and uncomfortable. it's necessary to protect health workers. >> this treatment center can take up to 10 patients, two others are built in other parts of the country. the government wants to reassure people that it is making preparations in case of a possible outbreak. >> organizations say it is not moving fast enough. >> we should have more in place, to ensure things are in place. every single health worker should have an idea of how they will deal with a case, a case before it is passed on. >> the man in charge of the
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training rejects the accusation of the. >> you do not train everyone, you focus on the response team to give them training. you focus on the second level of team, to let them know how to identified a case. it's about a fifth of the time. >> if not - i believe what we have done is what we are getting done. >> ghana is in the spotlight. the u.n. emergency response mission on ebola has its headquarters here. supplies are sent to the ebola-effected countries, and u.n. officials move between the countries, leading to a debate about whether of the country is exposing itself to risk. observers say it's all the more reason for ghana to be prepared. what the health workers are experiencing is a small taste of what those doing it for real are going through coming up after the break -
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tensions running high in jerusalem after security forces killed a palestinian man suspected of shooting a jewish activist. a deeper look after the break. it's a closely watched race in kansas, can the republican senator hold on to a seat against independent greg ormond.
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welcome back. tonight we take a deeper look at tensions in jerusalem. wednesday u.s. borne rabbi was shot by a palestinian. he survived, but the compound was closed to all jewish. israel reopened the mosque for friday prayers, but barred access for men under the age of 50. clashes broke out. and clashes fired tear gas at stone-throwing protesters. we begin with this look at why
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emotions are running high. >> reporter: these 38 acres are some of the contentious real state in the world. jerusalem, islam and judaism, sacred land. israel closed it off, threatening to close it to muslim worshippers. mahmoud abbas called it an act of law. >> translation: this sacred place belongs to muslims, the jews have no right. >> translation: the israeli police should open the gate. it should open for jewish visitors. >> reporter: it was reopened to muslim prayers, but access limited to those over 50. roman legends, crusaders, and arab armies fought on this plateau, it's been a plateau. it includes the development of
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the rock, and the al- absque mosque. a place were the prophet mohammed began his journey. it's where the first and second temple stood years ago, at its base the whaling wall, a spiritual focus for jews, who were denied access when jordan controlled the city. the israeli government prohibits jews praying on the mount. a growing most by zionists seeks to reopen the area and rebuild the temple destroyed by the romans. the complexity of jerusalem was recognised and designated an international city. during the 1948 war of independence, israel controlled west jerusalem, and jordan the east.
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during the 6-day wore, israel connex and annexed east jerusalem. it is a city divided. the annexation recognised by a handful of country, and the united states holds that jerusalem's status must be a subject for negotiation. israel's leaders say the city belongs to them, vowing it will not be divided again. >> the french building. >> the palestinians say the claim to the city's eastern half, an area including the city and the temple mount is non-negotiable. >> i reiterate there will not be a state without east jerz lem as its capital -- jerusalem as its capital. >> reporter: hints of compromise have been given, such as joint control. how it would work in practice was never spelt out, because a deal was never close enough that it had to be. an attempt to do so will be
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politically dangerous a little more background. the size of jerusalem evolved over the years. here is what the area looked like in 1948. this was the size of jerusalem up until 1967. after the 6-day war of 1967 israel expanded jerusalem's borders. now let's take a closer look at the old city. it's comprised of the muslim quarter, the jewish quarter, the christian quarter scsting of greek -- consisting of greek orthodochl christians. moving into the temple mount is the al-aqsa mosque, dome of the who have beening and waling wawal wall. we'll bring in two guests to discuss that matter. it is a city divided. i want to start with the closing of the sacred site this week.
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what does it signal for you in the ongoing conflict? >> well, the signal or significance is ancient in old, after 50 years. what else can we expect. emotions on both sides are high. so the landscape is so dry, the smallest spark ignites it. ignites fire. we would have this again and again as long as we do not look at the root causes of all of this. and unfortunately wisdom on both sides is lacking. they think only of the present, not the future generations - what we leave for them - conflict, tensions - day after day, year after year. that is the zaps for this sad
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situation. >> a spokesman for mahmoud abbas called the closing a declaration of war, what do you make of those words. >> as historians taking a historical perspective, the closing of the holy sites around jerusalem has a long history. 135 d.c., the romans, forbid jews from entering the city. if you go further into the med evil city, the holy sites were turned into churches. from 1948 to 1967 jordan forbid the jews from entering the city. this is one in a series of history of restrictions. each has its own political and historical circumstances. restricting access to the holy sites is part of the story of
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jerusalem, a sad story. >> you have a balance of young and old jews, muslims, is there a resolution in the future. what do we see here? >> i got my degree history, not prophecy. i'm not sure. i think the sorts of work that mustafa is going in dialogue is important to try to lower the tensions. >> how do you begin to ease the conflict? >> by taking into account both people's emotions and attachment to the city. i think we were almost - we were close at one point, states many like rabin, and arafat, trying to figure out a way. unfortunately event did not materialize as we had hoped. the only way to look at the future with a degree of optimism
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is to educate people about the importance on both sides of jerusalem to the other side, and therefore mutual understanding is important here, and unfortunately that is a matter for education, for educators. you have to bring schools, textbooks. >> you are saying targetting the youth. 800 youth have been arrested. >> yes, yes. targetting the youth. you have to educate people about the importance of jerusalem to both sides. once you understand that, you can understand the emotions of the other. as long as you don't respect the emotions of the other you will not have solutions, and only provocation on both sides. it's a long course. it's not going to be tomorrow. we missed a few opportunities, let's hope that we can look at the future with a different
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perspective, and try to build small steps. >> small steps. anything you want to add? >> i absolutely agree that one has to understand the importance of this city, and the secretness of the city, and it's complicated to say two sides, there are jews, christians and muslims, and the centrality. a place where the jew's played. the importance of the place, a site as the passion of chris, and the church of the holy seppual car, and a place where mohammed asurrendered, praying with the prophets. this is an important place, a place of secretness to treated traditions. that is what is beautiful, and what is difficult in trying to negotiate over it. >> jord apians came out -- jordanians came out saying israel's actions in a way
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targeted jordan, will it train the alliance between israel and jordan. >> i don't think to train because we know the relationship between jordan and israel is deeper than one event. i am sure that they will find ways of managing this crisis. however, i don't think that jordan and the king should be pushed too far. he's a true friend of israel. and situations like this, you have to respect the courage of those who are really there standing alone sometimes, in the situation that is not that easy. so if i were, i would take that into account. and choose your friends. today in the arab world, you don't have that many. >> i agree that the importance of the alliance between israel and jordan. there is an irony that jordan,
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when in control of the city did not allow free access to the city for the free religions, coming from across the green line. but i absolutely agree that it's very important for israel to maintain a strong alliance. >> the jordanian minister urged the international community to take action. can the international community have any efforts at this point. >> very little. >> very little. >> we have seen it over the last 50 years since the 6-day war, 1967, the so-called peace process and the international community fade because no courage on both sides. there were a few moments when there was hope with rabin. he looked at the whole twice and find out in an epiphany somehow, that something had to be done to break the violence and misunderstanding. today you don't have people like
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rabin, and arafat. you have a small politician. you need a vision of the future and think not only of your future today but the generations to come. if you do that, you'll see solutions. >> looking at the solutions and we talked about this. what does it mean for rising tensions for the diplomatic crisis between israel and anyone else. >> i don't think this moment has a strong impact on the deepening crisis. it's a crisis, it's a scary one for those in the city, and in this conflict. because the more that israel feels itself isolated on the one hand one can imagine being helpful for the purposes of peace, and one for the opposite. i'm anxious about it. >> your thoughts. >> i'm anxious about it. it's a difficult moment for the
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administration. app administration that in -- an administration that invested a lot of time in the effort to get both sides to agree to a minimum of things. in fact, the president failed in his first term and is seen as a lame duck. he is left after all the time that secretary kerry spent on the issue, one ear, without any results. we don't see anything happening that will be of measure right through. so we will see, you know - we will see misunderstandings and crises, and pubic opinion. >> what is your vision moving forward? >> i really see only more misunderstandings, particularly if you take the whole area, which is today and tomorrow. if reason were to prevail, i
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think on both sides, on both the israeli and the arab side, they should look at the common enemy, and the common enemy is extremism in the area, in the middle east and the whole reason. that common enemy will go after everyone, and so if i were binyamin netanyahu, i would look to saudi arabia, look to jordan, egypt, look to those who are willing to bring some stability to the middle east, to everywhere. and there to see - let's see what we can do together to bring the conflict to an end. this is an opportunity. it's a moment. that moment will probably never be there again if we do not take into account all the factors involved. >> and your final thoughts? >> i'm not terribly optimistic about the future. it's a long-lasting conflict,
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with very deep roots, and one that i don't see ending any time soon, unfortunately. >> we'll have to leave it there, founding and director for the centers for dialogue at new york university, and an historian and authorer of "defining nations" great to have you with us gentleman coming up, it's a close time in kansas. pat roberts is battling to hold onto his seat. stay with us. pass pa
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with three days to go before the 2014 midterm elections, president barack obama is hitting the campaign trail for one last time. the president is in michigan, stomping for gary peters and mike sure, democratics candidates for governor and senator. >> one of the mostly watched races is in kansas. pat roberts is fighting to hold tonne his seat, challenged by independent greg ormond. we look at this tightly
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contested race. >> reporter: this is a place of 5,000 people, 20 churches, one cafe, and a proud history dating back before the civil war. and it's a conservative place. >> most people in kansasar republican. we believe they vote republican. >> people, like many americans, are not happy with pol ficks and politicians -- politics and politicians. >> people are tired of pom ticks, and -- politics and tired of the general direction of the country. >> washington is not doing anything. it's like it's broken. we need to fix it. >> that feeling is bad news for this man, kansas's long-time republican senator pat roberts. >> ladies and gentlemen, the road to a republican majority runs right straight-through kansas. and kansas will deliver. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: or maybe not this time. roberts, who has been in
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congress since 1991 is in the fight of his political life against this man, independent greg ormond, a successful businessman not aligned with either party. >> the american public expects washington to work. they expect them to solve problems. unfortunately, when we send the same people back, we do not send that message. >> ormond turned the senate race into a toss up. support for ormond grew, and in september, the democratic candidate dropped out of the race in order to give ormond a better shot at beating roberts. panicked at the prospect of losing kansas and their dream of controlling the senate, roberts party poured money into his campaign. >> roberts says ormond is a
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democrat and an ally of president obama, who he denounces as a... >> reckless and flawed president. >> many feel roberts is out of touch. >> mr roberts has been in washington too long, hanging on to his pay check, and his life-long pension. he has lost contact with the kansas voters. >> i'd like to see the in dependent and see hopefully he is independent. we need something fresh and new in there. somebody that will listen to the people. >> long-time kansas political observers say that greg ormond has a tough job. >> he faces challenges of messaging, but building his organization, getting people to the polls. doesn't mean he can't pull it off. >> polls show the race is tide. on election day, places like osowotame may send washington a
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message. >> americans have long been interested in diane afties overseas, but there is a growing class of political royalty at home. michael shure reports. >> reporter: one look at the roster of names running for office in 2014 makes it abundantly clear that no amount of frantic fundraising or negative advertising or even good ideas can replace the cower of name recognition in american politics. for a country founded on the rejection of royalty, it seems as if we like hereditary leadership after all. >> the government has opposed letting people in all counties in georgia vote on sunday. >> don't look now, there's a carter running for governor of georgia, not jimmy, but his grandson jason. that's the tip of the iceberg. whilst on iceberg's, how about alaska, where senator mark
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baddage is running for re-election. his dad former alaskan congress name nick bad itch. >> alison lundergan grimes - her dad was former senator. >> there was a prior pryor in the senate. his father serving as a congressman and senator in the state. senator landrieu, her father was senator, and her brother mitch as the same job. michelle nunn is running hard to be a senator from georgia, like her father sam. shell have to be former governor sony prideaux's cousin david. with not one, but two parents that served as cariboo, susan
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collins would run for office. now she's running again, this time for a fourth term as u.s. senator. we have two udalls strive toing stay in the senate. tom from new mexico and mark from colorado. their dads were brothers, and breath congressman. the late u.s. senator childs came from florida. his grand-daughter wants to keep the same job, only in north carolina. >> then there's congresswoman shelley more cap itto, campaigning to be a senator from west virginia, growing up in the state house, because her father was a 3-time governor. who does she want to replace - jay rockefeller, say no more. they are just the senate races. we had two president adams, two harrisons, two roosevelts, and two bushes. we called the kennedy years
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camelot. for outline talk about nepotism and entitlement - we like a familiar name. next is a 2016 election that many think will pit hillary clinton against jed bush. a potential match up of the modern day american version of the montagues and cap u lets as voters head to the polls on tuesday, we'll look at who votes in the elections, and why voter turn out is low, in the sunday segment "the week ahead". we invite you to join us 8:30 eastern, 5:30 pacific coming up, up to a quarter of a million americans did not use bank accounts last i don't remember. why the decline. we talk to an expert next. argentina is losing its force. in the lands, indigenous people are fighting for it to stop.
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welcome back. fewer americans are using backs these days. a report released this week by
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the fdic shows 25 million americans are what it calls unbanked in 2013. many more were underbanked, meaning they rely on ultimate financial services. why the decline? joining he is a professor of urban policy and management at the new school, and author of an op ed "are banks too expensive", in the "new york times". these numbers - 25 million americans unbanked in 2013 - going against what we are told, that we need a bank account and credit. >> it's true. we thought having a bank act is a signal of financial stability, for many that is the case. for a growing number of people, they found that b expensive to use. not transparent enough. it's hard to figure out the products on offer, and how much they cost. and find that the service is not so good, which is something almost everybody i talked to can
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relate to. >> i found your op-ed piece interesting. you worked at cashing centers. >> yes, i did. >> did it change your mind as to what a cashing center was about? >> it changed it allot. i went into the research. everything i read talked about how pay day lenders and check lenders are abusive and predatory. i was prepared to find that. i tried to go in with an open mind. i found that it wasn't really like that. i found that people were actually finding it almost a community space where they got good service, were treated with respect and knew what they were doing. it's a misconception about the issue, is that people must be iggranted or not have good information if they choose to use those terms. and what the case is is that they don't have better options. that's true in most cases. >> why are more and more -
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that's a good point, i want to talk about that - turning away from banks, going to the alternate sources. >> there are two reasons, many had nothing to do with the alternative sources. one we see increasing financial instability across the board. before it was poor people using alternative financial services. now there's a wider group doing that, because we had declining winter games since 1972, income volatility doubled over the last 30 years. people can't budget from month to month. it's a week to week thing when you had people that had salarid jobs and moving to hourly and not knowing how many hours they'd have week to week. that financial instability is one part of the answer. and the other is that banks are more expensive. it's not true for all banks. we find credit unions, good
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community banks, they are doing a job of trying to serve customers, when you see the supersizing of banks, leading to a too big to fail mentality, they are earning money from risky investment products and less from serving customers, meaning they don't have the incentive. >> we are seeing the maintenance fees. >> all of these are going up. i had a letter from citibank saying the monthly service charge was going up from $20 to $25, a 25% increase, without an explanation. i'm not a worse customer, right. >> and overdraft fees of up to $35. >> overdraft fees up to $35. and they kill low income people who need the money right away. need to cash a check and get that money. it's not only the overdraft, but a long time for the check to clear. we have people again who have a situation of instability financially, who need the money right away, can't get it from a
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bank, and if they make a small error in terms of when the check can be deposited or when they write are going out. they can pay. >> anything of this on the radar of policy makers? >> it is. i think the consumer finance protection bureau was started under obama. they are looking at these things, and have the potential to be a game changer. they are the only bureau that has consumers at the center. that's a good thing. they are looking, for example, at shifting the conversation, which i think would be great, from classifying people as unbanked and underbanked to whether they are financially healthy, and that shifts the conversation to what are the choices that people have. can they make choices that help them be more financially better off. >> thank you, we'll leave it there. professor of urban policy management at the new school. thank you for coming in a controversy election
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tomorrow. residents in eastern ukraine will choose their government. an october surprise in georgia - snow. rebecca joins us with the details. >> yes, snow in the mountains from california to maine. we'll get a lot of it, it's a cold wind coming in. i'll show you how strong the gusts are, and how chilly it will be.
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there are new reports of fighting in eastern ukraine, tensions running high, despite a ceasefire with the government in kiev and pro-russian separatists. in a few hours the separatists are preparing to select a leader and government in a vote condemned by kiev in the west. organizers say the lebz is an important -- election is an important step towards legitimacy. after months of fighting it is a worry this the elections won't
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bring change. >> reporter: the first wrestling gold medallist of the donetsk peoples republic. less than a year ago, there were regional teaming of a united ukraine. >> translation: times are hard. there are a lot of changes. i dream of the olympics. i hope it will be a recognised republic and it will be possible. >> a campaign live on television, signalling that donetsk is on its way to statehood. there's another pressing reality to deal with, near the front lines where people have nothing left but fear and misery. they are hidden in dark, damp, underground bunkers. the shelter was built during the second world war, it's cold and there's no sanitation. "this is where we sleep and hear there's a sick man. go in, don't be scared, he
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hasn't come out for three months." >> reporter: this man had a stroke. he asks for medicine and says that all the aid is going to the fighters. 22 people have lived here for months. they have not received pensions. others come and go, depending on the fighting. the sound of war is ever present here. hopes of a lasting ceasefire dwindle with each bullet and shell fired. it's effective among the fighters. >> maybe after the elections they'll be intelligent enough to end the fight. six months ago it was one country, we didn't hate each other. now people that live 100km away hate us. i hope the government will find a compromise. i doubt it. >> the front runner frommizes to build a -- promises to build a
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new state. >> i support sa peaceful political solution, but we are ready for political action, but we are not afraid. it's our land. our compatriots and brothers live in a land occupied by ukraine. we need to life in a single state. >> for those living in the dark days. the question of ukraine or a people's republic doesn't matter that much. as long as they return to live above ground norge georgia -- north georgia residents saw unexpected snow. freeze and snow warnings went into effect earlier than usual. by the afternoon temperatures will climb to the mid 50s. rebecca stevenson joining us. talk about a mixed bag - they jumped to winter, and going back to fall. >> it's amazing to see how much snow fell, 6-10 inches, carolina, up to the north, and we are tracking a storm on the
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east coast, and tracking a storm that hit the west coast coast. as it moves to central idaho, and monusco -- montana, there'll be several inches of snow. california stuck in drought needs the rain and snow. the rain totals have been impre impressive at higher elevation, we are focuses on an area where there was a mud slide north of los angeles. you see the snow in the sierra nevadas, and tracking to montana, a lot of mountain snow. temperatures will drop 10-15 below average. let's talk about how chilly, snowy, rainy and windy it is on the east coast where the rain is
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coming down. wind gusts have been building. 30-40 miles per hour are recorded, and we expect it from boston northwards, and there's several alerts, advisories and warnings in place. especially along the coastline. those gusts will be just battering new york city marathon runners tomorrow. we'll continue to see the winds throughout the day, along the coastline, as the snow piles up. now, that wet heavy snow inland - we are getting rain to start out in places. it will change to snow as temperatures are dipping down into the 30s. it will feel like 20s in some places in the east coast tomorrow. >> if you are running a marathon, you better bundle up environmentalal groups have been protesting in northern argentina, and the reasons, indigenous people say the world is falling down.
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we have this report. >> reporter: the damage on the ground is brutal. huge areas of forest, ripped up by chains, dragged between two bulldozers. the method is simple and effective. the extent of the devastation is starker from the air. 100,000 hectares of forest rip upped up, making -- ripped up, making way for bean, soya and sugar crops. >> in the end we'll see the disappearance of the forest. at the count rate it will be gone in 50 years. there'll be nothing left. >> with advance technology and stronger resilient seeds, agriculture is involving into areas considered unproductive. sal tea is a new -- sal tea is a new frontier. this is mongday, a thick forest thriving over the dry baron soil in the north of argentina.
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some of these trees take hundreds of years to grow. it takes a day to destroy 120 heck tars of forest, to leave the land looking like this. greenpeace erected a blockade to stop fuel deliveries to the bulldozers, saying the prove join shall government working with landowners is manipulating, flouting the law. >> the forest is the same. they recategorise it in the paperwork, saying there's no indigenous people, or it's badly conserved and the forest authorises the deforestation. >> it's denied. >> the legal framework will have been given, which will respect us, allow us to make the changes. we are always ready to listen to objections by the environmental groups. >> the indigenous community
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numbers a few thousand, doing odd jobs. it's boning whittled away, cut to clear the way for agriculture. >> translation: why don't they respect us. we need our space. if they don't leave us some land, there's nothing for our youngsters. >> reporter: thousands of the original settlers were killed or wiped out by disease, with the arrival of european columnists. survivors live at the edge of an intrusive modern society. this woman doesn't speak spanish, but spoke in her native language. she said through a translator, no one else was listening. >> translation: this fear in our hearts, for our children and grandchildren. i don't know what they will do that'll do it for this hour.
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